In an Emergency

Protecting your pets in an emergency situation

An estimated 63% of households in Australia have at least one pet, one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world!

It is vital that you include your pets in your emergency plans.

A number of tools and resources are available for residents, carers, and community groups to help prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

Preparation saves lives!

Have you considered some of the following?

  • What plans or arrangements do you have if you’re pet is home alone, and an emergency occurs that impacts your home?
  • Have you checked your trailers and equipment are in good working order in the event you need to transport large animals during an emergency?
  • Do you know where you can safely take your animals in the event you have to evacuate? (Note: pets and animals are not allowed inside evacuation centres).
  • Is your property well prepared in the event an emergency occurs and you cannot get to your property to get your animals?
  • Have you put plans and arrangements in place for a predicted heatwave or very hot days?

Watch our videos which takes you through the things you can do now to prepare for an emergency when you have animals at home!

Preparing your emergency plan with large animals

Preparing for an emergency with small animals at home

Protecting your pets in an emergency situation

An estimated 63% of households in Australia have at least one pet, one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world!

It is vital that you include your pets in your emergency plans.

A number of tools and resources are available for residents, carers, and community groups to help prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

Plan to leave early
Plan where you'll go
Have a Plan B

If you find sick or injured wildlife call Wildcare on 9474 9055. This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

RSPCA WA may also provide support and relocation for lost and injured animals after natural disasters.

For more information visit www.rspcawa.asn.au or call 9209 9300.

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